Will My College Credits Transfer?

by Bethany Scalzo on 9/17/15 1:50 PM

transfercreditsAn increasing number of students are beginning their college careers at community colleges across the country. Many choose to start their academic career at a community college due to the affordability and high quality. This also gives students more time to decide what it is they want to earn their bachelor’s degrees in.

After a successful start at a community college, it’s essential that you make sure the bachelor’s program you’re transferring to, such as Norwich University’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs, will make the transition as seamless as possible. When narrowing down your college search, make sure you ask, “Will my college credits transfer?”

Students from Partner Colleges:

Many bachelor’s programs are welcoming of community college students and have developed partnerships with various community colleges throughout the United States that aid in the credit transferring process.

At Norwich University, we have a growing number of relationships with community colleges around the country that allow a student’s academic credit to translate directly into credit for our online bachelor’s degree completion programs. Find out if your community college is partnered with Norwich University.

More Transfer Credit Opportunities:

Even if your community college is not partnered with the institution you wish to earn your bachelor’s degree from, there are still numerous opportunities for your college credits to transfer. It’s just a matter of ensuring that you get credit where credit is due.

In addition to the standard academic credit transfer from community colleges to bachelor’s programs, there are a variety of other ways to earn academic credit. You could earn credit for prior learning, so make sure the admissions team is aware of all your previous professional and academic experience.

At Norwich University, we’ll evaluate your prior learning and training to determine how it may apply towards your online bachelor’s degree. You may earn academic credits for:

  • On-the-job training
  • Certifications
  • Law Enforcement Academy and Continuing Education Units
  • Military Training
  • CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams

Going the extra step to make sure all of your academic credits and professional experience is measured at your transfer school matters. Your bachelor’s degree may be more achievable than you think. It can help open doors for individuals looking to have a career in the competitive field of criminal justice and in many other professions. Completing your degree can help you differentiate yourself, which can help make you a qualified candidate for a desired position, a big-picture thinker at work, and an overall distinguished individual.  

There are many factors that contribute to finding the bachelor’s program that is right for you. When choosing an institution to study with, it’s important to go beyond looking to see if your college credits will transfer and determine what type of program will function well with your life. From flexibility and student support to relevant coursework and reputation, there are many qualities that go into finding the right program.


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This post was written by Bethany Scalzo

Bethany is the director of admissions for the Norwich University's online degree completion programs. She arrived at Norwich with experience working as a lead graduate assistant for admissions and graduate affairs at Regis College. She enjoys working closely with applicants to the online bachelor's programs.